Friday, January 22, 2010

Quick Taste: Elephants on Parade

By Rob Bralow, Wine Post Editor

I received the 2007 Petite Petit from Michael David Winery and on the label were these two wine drinking elephants in front of a circus big top. The bottle itself had a heavy (one might even say fat) bottom. Both of these things sent one very clear message: this will not be a small wine.

The Petite Petit is a blend of Petite Syrah and Petit Verdot (get it?), both of which tend to make wines that are very tannic, very juicy, and very large (which means, bring a steak with you). This particular wine was no exception. This wine was big and juicy with lots of blackberry and cherry fruit. There were also some nice floral notes to the wine, giving it a very pleasant bouquet. The taste was pure fruit, with plenty of backbone. That said, it was quite balanced in my opinion and easy to drink, although I would seriously suggest having this wine with food.
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